The Sniff Dramatic Cast
Neil Morrissey (Neil)
Neil Morrissey is one of Britain’s most popular television actors. Having also acted on stage and screen, he has become a well-known and well-loved personality.
On graduating from the Guildhall School of Drama, Neil went on to make his name in numerous TV programmes. They range from Boon to Roll Over Beethoven, and Gentlemen and Players to My Summer with Des.
Neil also took the part of Tony in the BBC sitcom, Men Behaving Badly. With seven series behind it, it’s clear the show and it’s characters became a part of television history, as viewers took them to their hearts.
Good at raising a laugh, Neil has appeared with many of the country’s top comedians, in series which include Reeves & Mortimer and ITV’s Monkey Trousers. Latterly Neil has also been known to viewers for Paradise Heights, Murder in Mind and Carrie and Barry.
Neil also had a starring role in Waterloo Road for two seasons, for which he’s received a Best Actor nomination by the TV Quick awards, and last year Channel 4 followed Neil and Richard Fox in their brewing adventure, Men Brewing Badly.
In the last few years, Neil trod the boards in the West End with the stage version of Victoria Wood’s Acorn Antiques, followed by the role of Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. This autumn Neil is touring Britain with Rain Man, playing the role made famous by Dustin Hoffman.
Richard Huw (Richard)
Richard trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has worked extensively in repertory theatres across the UK. TV credits include Inspector Morse, Van der Valk, Silent Witness, The Bill, M.I.T., Midsomer Murders, The Buccaneers, Family Ties, Casualty, Eastenders and Holby City.
Films include The Four Minute Mile (playing Roger Bannister), Splitting Heirs, She’s Been Away and Stormbreaker.
He currently runs a company called dramalab with his wife, Janice. Dramalab provides theatre workshops for young people and is based in South London.
He has two daughters – Carly and Lucy, and one grand-daughter, Chaya Star. He has two cats, Tango and Tizer, but no dogs. Yet! (He fell in love with a pug called Jack Black during the filming of “SNIFF”.)
Amanda Plummer (Juliette, Owner of the Infinite Paws Hotel)
Amanda Plummer has appeared in a wide variety of films, including: The Fisher King by Terry Gilliam (British Film Academy Award nomination for her performance as Lydia); Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarrantino (American Comedy Award nomination for her performance as Honey Bunny), Butterfly Kiss by Michael Winterbottom as Eunice; My Life Without Me by Isabel Coixet; Pax by Eduardo Guedes; Daniel by Sidney Lumet; Ken Park by Larry Clark; and recently "The Making of Plus One" and "Inconceivable" both by Mary McGuckian.
Her highly acclaimed work on Broadway has garnered her a Tony award and two Tony Award nominations as well as the Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. Amanda has been honored with three Emmy Awards, one Emmy nomination, a Saturn Award, DVDX nomination, Cable Ace Award and Golden Globe nomination. She is the recipient of the Anti-Defamation League Award for Woman of Achievement.
Maurice Godin (Derek, Juliette’s Husband)
For over thirty years, Maurice Godin has been acting in theatre, television and film. His theatre career has taken him from coast to coast across Canada where he has starred in the major theatres of almost every province, including the prestigious Shaw Festival and the Stratford Shakespearean Festival as well as on Broadway. His film career has taken him around the world and he has appeared on television in dozens of guest star, recurring and series regular roles. Maurice had so much fun playing with the dogs on this film he almost forgot he was working.
Eileen Page (Richard's Mum)
Eileen Page is an accomplished British theatre actor, known recently for her award-winning portrayal of Eleanor of Aquitaine in Mother of the Pride. She has appeared in films such as The Secret Garden and Remembrance, and a variety of British TV shows including Absolute Hell.
Elizabeth Daly (Commercial Director)
Beth Daly holds a degree in theatre from California Institute of the Arts. She has appeared in the film Dream with the Fishes, and she has performed with numerous theatres in the Bay Area. She currently teaches drama and film at San Lorenzo High School.
Jay Lopez (Car Salesman)
Bay Area's Jay Lopez has been acting since the age of 7, starting in theatre and slowly migrating into film. He has appeared in a wide variety of films, including Sister Act, Mercury Rules, The Amazing Mr.Excellent, Unfamiliar Waters, and now, Sniff the Dog Movie!!! Jay has appeared on stage in Rivets (where he met Barry and Kim), Grease, A Raisin In The Sun, and MotherLand. This summer Jay toured with Disney Theatre starring as “Chad” in High School Musical 2: Live on Stage.
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